Well, I finally let my swtor sub lapse. I fully intend to keep playing as a preferred player though. And just a reminder, this site is for a guild, not a game. Even if we are playing games other than swtor, this is still home base.
I went ahead and added 90 more days of advanced plan to the site. If we drop to basic then we'd have to delete like 30 modules. Hoping to see everyone back soon. Ive got some stuff in the works story-wise, and planning to do some recruitment also.
Dont panic! The Calendar is now empty for a reason. I am going to be re-evaluating events for the guild once summer dies down and people get settled in. Once we are all back for good (soon I hope!) we'll decide what days and times work for us.
Ive intentionally allowed our advanced plan billing to run out on the site. I want to see what the basic plan is like before we toss more money at it. If we decide we dont like the basic plan I will start paying for the advanced plan again
If you guys want the snowball items, today is the last day to get them. Life Day ends today. They are 1000 credits and bound to character. They can be used against opposing faction unlike the huttball.
Just a reminder all, the Order will have their meeting at 8pm Central, and after will be a cross-faction rp gathering on Nar Shaddaa at the usual place, just be patient waiting for those of us attending the Order meeting!
I posted this in the Leadership Discord chat earlier this morning. I wanted to make these thoughts available to the guild as a whole.
So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that SWTOR has gotten a little stale for everyone lately. Its understandable. We've been playing the same game for years, and this is kind of a downtime, content-wise.
While I enjoy occupying my time with other games, I miss my guild, I miss you guys. And so I've been trying to think of ways to solve that issue, and I think I may have a solution.
We have these great characters we've all made, and we all enjoy playing them and roleplaying. I have this concept of a Phantom Legion that is more than just a swtor-based guild. We've toyed with extra-dimensional concepts in the past, and that wild device we have on tatooine that forcasts problems in the galaxy that we can go set right.
But what if it could detect problems in other dimensions as well? And more than that, facilitate travel between them? We could keep our characters, keep our contact (both on the site and the discord servers). The Phantom Legion, this unseen time-and-dimension travelling organization, could be anywhere, in any galaxy, any game, as a united front. An undercover peacekeeping organization.
The same characters, traveling from game to game, keeping in touch through our technology, keeping the swtor tat base as our home base.
Something like this could allow us to keep our guild, keep our contacts, without being shoehorned into playing the same game all the time. I dont know. Its pretty much what I do, anyways. I usually am making the same characters in whatever game I play. My own headcanon is pretty much that. The Halcyons go where they are needed. The Phantom Legion could be a larger evolution of that concept.
It all comes down to this: I miss playing with my guild.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Post a comment in reply to this news post and tell me what your thoughts are.
For the record, I am not advocating 'abandoning' swtor. Its the Home Game, the origin of the Legion. I still love it, I will continue to play it, obviously. But something like this could allow our characters to be interacting regardless of what game we are currently playing.
It could also help us discover new games together, find each other in other worlds when we need help. And with a Phantom Legion established in multiple games, the potential for growing the guild increases exponentially.
We'd probably want to establish different guild leaders in each game. No way could I manage being the GM of every chapter of the Legion. But we can work out the details.
Anyways, like I said. Sound off in comments. I'd like to know what you think.
As some of you have noticed, we have taken advantage of the summer downswing to merge the Order of Mercy and the Phantom Legion into a single entity, a new Cross-Faction Phantom Legion. We will be keeping the LegionAndOrder url for the time being, but we plan to eventually integrate a new PhantomLegion url for the guild site.
From a storyline point of view, we are going to be starting a new chapter in the lives of the Legion characters. The Halcyon Clan has been brutally attacked and suffered several casualties. Oryon has returned and assumed control of the Clan, and is prepared to assume control of the Legion if need be. With the Halcyons out of comission for so long, the members of the Legion have scattered.
The new chapter will deal with re-uniting the Legion under a single banner, as well as expanding our ranks. Let us know if you want to play along, we always want members to be involved with the story in any capacity.
Hope everyone has had a great summer, and I look forward to seeing you all in game soon!
Xhelu: The Council will continue to run the Legion, at this time Oryon has joined Malkelt and I as High Council. The three of us will lead for the time being, we feel no need to rush into finding another to take over as the head of the Legion.
Skath: Both of those are alvays zeh reesks veeth a new-born hierarchy after a rebellion against a tyrant, but either vay it may only strengthen zeir resolve, as zey may see lack of puneeshment as veakness.
should we accept them back in with no punishment making them like us but risking others rebelling next time or should we ounish them and possibly look as bad as harb its in the councils and our new leaders hands now.
(Zal) Haborym's gone? And I was in a state of utter chaos when it happened? Well crap, I wanted to try something out there, but didn't get the chance to. Ah well, I will have to find other test subjects to take his place.